The Charleston Jazz Initiative produces a variety of events each year including concerts, symposiums and conferences. Use the archives to the right to explore our past events with current and upcoming offerings linked below.

Jack Arthur McCray, 1947-2011

Sad news came in today from the Jazz Artists of Charleston: founding JAC board member, jazz historian, and longtime producer and emcee Jack McCray has died.

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Jazz and Arts Happenings in Charleston/South Carolina

The following are several jazz events happening in Charleston.  Check them out!
October 15, 2010
Jazz/Funk Legend George Duke with opening performance by Terence Young
Produced by Tammy Greene
8:00-11:00 pm
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
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October 15-17, 2010
The South Carolina Jazz Festival
presented by Cheraw, SC (home of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie)
Featuring The Todd Wright Quartet and 3 Mo~La~Dic [...]

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Charleston Jazz Initiative Legends Band – CD Release

Jazz History in the Making:  Release of the CJI Legends Band CD
CJI’s first recording scheduled for release in December 2010 features music from the early 20th century to 2010 that documents Charleston’s influence in the jazz performance traditions of many of this country’s big bandleaders, sidemen, and soloists. It will mark the first CD recording of tunes [...]

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School of the Arts, College of Charleston
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